New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections nearing, both the BJP and the Congress have accelerated their poll campaigning across the country. While the BJP is attempting to recover from its recent electoral defeats in three Hindi heartland states, centred around a rally spree by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an upbeat Congress – after winning Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – is hoping to turn the tide.
PM Modi is addressing a public meeting in Churu district of Rajasthan. It is Prime Minister Modi’s second public meeting in Rajasthan within four days. He had visited Tonk on February 23.
Also, the Prime Minister will unveil a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg, at the ISKCON temple in Delhi.
Dubbed the ‘Astounding Bhagavad Gita’, and measuring 2.8 m by 2 m, it is billed as the “largest principle sacred text ever to be printed,” according to ISCKON.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has kickstarted his party’s poll campaign in Assam.
He is addressing a rally of party workers in Guwahati and will hold a meeting of the North-East Congress Coordination Committee, a platform of party leaders from the seven states in the region.